KANSAS CITY (KSNT)- The Royals are trading away a pick in the upcoming MLB Draft, and receiving three minor league players in return.
The team announced on Monday that they are sending a competitive balance pick (Selection No. 35 overall) in the 2022 MLB draft to the Braves. In exchange, the Royals will get three new prospects. Outfielder Drew Waters, right-handed pitcher Drew Hoffman, and infielder CJ Alexander are the three players headed to KC.
Waters will be sent to the Royals Triple-A affiliate in Omaha. Alexander and Hoffman will both head to Double-A in Northwest Arkansas. All three prospects are 25-years-old or younger.
Waters has spent most of his season in Triple-A for the Braves affiliate. He’s hitting .252 on the year with 18 extra base hits.
Hoffman started 15 games so far this season at High-A for the Braves, notching a 2.36 ERA. Alexander has tallied 15 home runs in 68 games for the Braves Double-A team this season.